Blackview MP80 is an upcoming tiny (0.285L) and lightweight mini PC powered by an Intel Processor N95 quad-core Alder Lake-N CPU clocked at up to 3.4 GHz and equipped with 16GB RAM, and a 512GB M.2 SSD preloaded with Windows 11 Pro.
The mini PC also comes with three HDMI 2.0 video outputs, three USB 3.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, as well as Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity. Blackview sent us an early sample of the MP80 mini PC for review and we’ll have a look at the specifications, go through an unboxing and attempt a teardown in the first part of the review, before publishing our experience with Windows 11 Pro and Ubuntu 22.04 once the mini PC officially launches in September.
- SoC – Intel Processor N95 Alder Lake-N quad-core/quad-thread processor @ up to 3.4 GHz with 6MB cache, 16 EU Intel UHD graphics @ up to 1.20 GHz; TDP: 15W
- System Memory – 16GB LPDDR5
- Storage – 512GB M.2 SATA SSD
- Video Output
- 3x HDMI 2.0 ports up to 4Kp60
- Support for 3 independent displays
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio output via HDMI
- 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
- Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless module
- USB – 3x USB 3.2 ports
- Misc – Power button, RGB LED strip, heatsink and fan for active cooling
- Power Supply – 12V/2.5A via DC jack
- Dimensions – 87.8 x 87.8 x 37 mm
- Weight – 214 grams
The mini PC comes in a package marked as “Blackview Mini PC” which should be common to all Blackview mini PCs.
The package includes the mini PC itself, a 12V/2.5A (30W) power adapter, an HDMI cable, a VESA mount with screws, and a multilingual user manual with basic instructions in English, Russian, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.
The front panel features a power button and some ventilation holes.
The rear panel comes with a 12V DC jack, two Ethernet RJ45 ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack, plus more ventilation holes.
The left side offers three HDMI 2.0 ports to drive up to three displays at up to 4Kp60.
Finally, the remaining offers three USB 3.2 ports whose speed we’ll have to test in Windows.
Now let’s open the case and look inside. We had to remove the four rubber pads at the bottom and loosen four screws to remove the bottom cover with a plastic tool. It’s clearly not designed to be opened, so the M.2 SSD should not be considered replaceable until you are ready to take the risk of breaking a few plastic bits.
There’s not much to see at this point except for the RGB LED strip placed around the plastic chassis and the small PCB to drive it. We’ll need to remove four more screws to check out the cooling solution.
We’ve stopped the teardown at this stage to avoid damaging anything before testing Windows 11 Pro, and then Linux.
We connected the Blackview MP80 to an HDMI monitor, a wireless RF dongle for our keyboard and mouse, and the power supply to check everything is booting as expected, We went through the usual Windows 11 Pro setup wizard and configured the mini PC to connect to WiFi 5 successfully.
A quick look at the “About” settings confirms the mini PC is running Windows 11 Pro on an Intel N95 processor @ 1.70 GHz (base frequency) and comes with 16GB RAM. As noted in the specifications and the teardown, the mini PC has an RGB LED strip underneath that serves as a status LED.
That’s all for today, the next step will be to test Windows 11 Pro on the Intel Processor N95 mini PC. But note, we’ve been asked to only share the results upon product launch next month.
We’d like to thank Blackview company for sending us the MP80 mini PC for review with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB M.2 SATA SSD. The Mini PC is expected to be released on September on Amazon for around $139. There’s no product page on the company’s website yet, but they did shortly mention the mini PC in a blog post.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.